Ocean City is the happiest place in New Jersey, study says

HomeSnacks says having a solid family life is a good indication of how happy someone is. The website says more than 17% of Ocean City residents are married.

Lanette Espy

Jan 24, 2024, 11:43 AM

Updated 179 days ago

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What would you say is the happiest place in New Jersey? Perhaps near the beach and boardwalk?
Well, the votes are in, and the winner of New Jersey’s happiest town is Ocean City, according to a study by data website HomeSnacks.
The site used cost of living, unemployment rates and commute times to decide what makes a city happy.
HomeSnacks says Ocean City is by far the happiest place in the state of New Jersey. The site says having a solid family life is a good indication of how happy someone is, and more than 17% of Ocean City residents are married. And the average commute time is only about 29 minutes each way, which means a lot more time with the spouse and kids, according to the website.
According to the study, the happiest cities in New Jersey are Ocean City, Morristown, Florham Park, Moorestown-Lenola, Margate City, Manasquan, Caldwell, Point Pleasant, Boonton and Red Bank.
The most miserable cities in New Jersey, according to HomeSnacks, are Fort Dix, Dayton and Camden.


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